by Amit Walawalkar, Horticulturist, Green Grower--a division of Pest Control India
What is the role of a horticulturist?
Horticulture is the branch of plant science that deals with the production of fruits, vegetables, nuts and ornamental plants. Horticulturists work and conduct research in different areas
What is the nature of the job?
Horticulturists can find jobs in areas such as production where one can operate
Do you think there is a demand for this type of job today?
The demand has gone up because
In terms of a career, what is the scope in India?
It's tremendous, especially in urban areas. People depend on professional help for pursuing these kinds of passions.
What are the benefits of this profession?
Job satisfaction is high as you contribute directly to nature and environment. One actually feels great as one is helping control pollution and global warming and solving other environmental problems. Apart from that, the content feeling which comes after designing or creating a garden is remarkable.
Which subjects do you need to be good at in school?
Physics, chemistry, biology and geography.
One could start with a salary of Rs 8,000-10,000 as a fresher and with experience you could earn about Rs 35,000 per month.
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS THAT OFFER COURSES IN THIS FIELD
College of Agriculture:
Hebbal, Mysore, Karnataka–560024
As spoken to Shreyashi DasGupta